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Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: The Most Extraordinary Thing About Adam

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Meeting entrepreneur Adam Braun in person had an enormous impact on how the Pencils of Promise case was positioned, developed and written. After talking to Adam on WebEx, Mary Gale and I wanted to hear…

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MindSnack: Anything is Possible

Every once in a while it is just great to STOP and have a MindSnack. Small doses of meaningful diversions for mental energy… As Steve Jobs famously said: “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not…

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Spotlight on Social Innovation: CGI U

Emily and the 12 Babson students selected to attend this year’s CGI U annual meeting had a great time exploring the ASU campus, networking and sharing their work. Check out photos from their trip here! In the coming months, you’ll be hearing from the students about their experience there and get the inside story behind…

Emily Weiner

On Our Way to CGI U

This Friday, I have the great privilege of accompanying 12 Babson students to the 7th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting. (You can read all about the Babson team here.) I get to see the amazing ideas, passion, and accomplishments of Babson students all the time. But I’m reminded exactly how special this place is…

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MBAxAmerica + Babson

MBAxAmerica is an innovative new project sending teams of game-changing MBAs on the road to travel the country visiting pioneering entrepreneurs, working together through their biggest challenge (or opportunity), and learning about the parts of America so often overlooked in the process. We were blown away by this application video from 4 first-year Babson MBAs.…

Jesseca Timmons

Notes from the Case Files: A View from the Streets

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. Every teaching case is based on interviews with an entrepreneur at a critical point in the growth of his or her venture. Most cases also include interviews with team members or advisors—but InnerCity Weightlifting marked…

Emily Weiner

Good Business Friday Tomorrow with Phil Mirvis

Tomorrow is the first Good Business Friday of the semester! Students have returned from winter break, there’s a great buzz on campus and I’m thrilled that Cheryl’s back to be part of these conversations. What better way to kick off the series than to have Phil Mirvis, Babson Senior Fellow in Social Innovation be part…

Cheryl Kiser

The Uncommon Table: Cultivating Breakthrough Interactions

One of the things I cherish about my work here at the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation is the ability to operate at the intersection of the worlds of business, community, academia and policy. I have always believed that when you are at that intersection you are able to mobilize and activate people to do…

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Babson @ Net Impact 2013

From October 24-26th, Emily Weiner from the Lewis Institute and 25 MBAs from both our Wellesley and San Francisco campuses traveled to the Net Impact Conference in San Jose. Check out our Storify of the experience! To continue the conversation, join us at a Lunch & Learn around the conference this Monday, Nov 18th at…

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Taking the Pulse of Entrepreneurship in Scotland

I recently returned from the WildHearts Global Entrepreneurial Leader Conference in Scotland – the first global conference on entrepreneurship held there – and as I try to find words to describe the experience what keeps coming is simply, SPECTACULAR. I was there to talk about ET&A – communicating our fundamental belief that entrepreneurship can be…